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Opinions on this ingredient list

Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2015 11:19 am
by mrgrimm
Hey guys/gals. I would like for some experienced members to weigh in on this list of ingredients of a food I have been using. We pay just over $80 for 55 lb bag, the main ingredients are apparently sourced locally, organically, and fresh with the main mix being created once a month. Here are the details.

GUARANTEED ANALYSIS:
Crude Protein, min - 25.0%
Crude Fat, min - 14.0%
Crude Fiber, max - 3.5%
Moisture, max - 10.0%
* Omega 6 (Linoleic Acid), min - 2.8%
* Omega 3 (Linolenic Acid), min - 0.35%
* Glucosamine, min - 425 ppm
* Chondroitin, min - 65 ppm
* Not recognized as an essential nutrient by AAFCO dog food nutrient profiles.
INGREDIENT LIST:
Chicken Meal, Brown Rice, Sorghum (Milo), Oat Groats, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Natural Mixed Tocopherols (Vitamin E)), Dried Beet Pulp, Millet, Potato Product, Fish Meal, Egg Product, Brewers Dried Yeast, Natural Flavor, Flax Seed, Chicken Cartilage, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Lecithin, DiCalcium Phosphate, Carrots, Celery, Beets, Parsley, Lettuce, Watercress, Spinach, Fish Oil, Calcium Carbonate, L-Lysine, DL Methionine, Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product Dehydrated, Cranberry, Oligofructose, Glucosamine HCL, Yucca Schidigera Extract.
Vitamin & Mineral Premix:
Kelp Meal, Vitamin E Supplement, Ascorbic Acid, Vegetable Oil, Biotin, Niacin Supplement, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Acetate, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Citric Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid, Potassium Chloride, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganese Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganous Oxide, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate.
Calorie Count: 440 kcal/cup
Feeding Suggestions: (Standard 8 oz. measuring cup)
Dog Weight (lbs.) Daily Feeding Amount (cups)
0 to 15 - ¼ to 1
16 to 25 - 1 to 2
26 to 50 - 2 to 3 ¼
51 to 75 - 3 ¼ to 4 ¾
76 to 100 - 4 ¾ to 6 ¼
Over 100 - Add ½ cup for each additional 15 lbs. of body weight.

Re: Opinions on this ingredient list

Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2015 8:58 am
by Misskiwi67
Part of me says too many grains before the ingredient list, but 25% protein is decent enough and better than most.

What does your dog say?? If you are happy with how your dog looks, then great!! Up to you if the locally sourced is worth the cost.

Re: Opinions on this ingredient list

Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 6:43 am
by mrgrimm
Thanks for the reply, dogs love it, eat it all without any added goodies mixed in :)

I think they are doing good on it so far - our newest addition has gained a few well needed pounds in the last few months so all is well.

Re: Opinions on this ingredient list

Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 6:44 am
by mrgrimm
Oh and by the way it's the chicken blend from Petwants located out of CIncinnati.